Adam I. Arenson

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Snapshot Harvard

On this pleasant morning, with the wind blowing a quiet melody through the trees and the dappled green of Tercentenary

Making Harvard Better

At Harvard, reading period tends to be a time focused on the past and the very near future. Despite your


History and Change at Harvard

In the final chapter of his 1990 book The University: An Owner’s Manual , former Dean of the Faculty Henry


A True Guide to Concentrations

Elite seminars, with no room for falling behind. Lots of students, with room either to hobnob your way to great


You Need To Get Away

My first week here, a tenured professor told me to get lost. In the keynote speech of the "Hub of


A Thesis Diary

As of March 1, I have successfully completed my thesis. After a little laundry, a lot of rest and a

Editorial Notebook: Intolerance and School Violence

On Monday, Santana High School was rocked by the sort of tragedy that has occurred with alarming frequency in the


Columnist Outtakes

As a child, being slowly weaned off cartoons, my favorite part of the newspaper was the columns. Not editorial colums--these


The First Section

"Hello, and welcome to the first section of Literature and Arts D-16: 'The Image of Heraclitus in Democratic America and

Taking It All In

Retroactively, I have found I had a real winter break this year. I didn't think of it as a vacation.

Deeply Divided Supreme Court Rules for Bush

A bitterly polarized U.S. Supreme Court effectively ended the presidential hopes of Al Gore '69 last night, reversing a Florida


What Are House Libraries For?

It is a time not long ago, in a place quite like our own. Our hero, despite all her efforts


Harvard vs. Yale 2000--Bingo Style

Midterms? Interviews? Thesis deadlines? Please. This weekend is about fun--getting the whole elite-school family together around a pigskin, before getting


The Nader Lie

Ralph Nader seems a respectable enough individual. A Harvard Law School alum, he let his conscience lead him away from


A Harvard Civic Responsibility

Perhaps October is the cruelest month. With the happy reunions over and the summer a faded memory, the realities of